Seismic inspection and seismic strengthening of highway bridges in Japan

Kazuhiko Kawashima, Shigeki Unjoh, Hiroyuki Iida

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Abstract

This paper presents a state of practice of seismic inspection and seismic strengthening of highway bridges in Japan. Description is firstly given to the history of seismic inspection and seismic strengthening of highway bridges in Japan. An inspection method of existing highway bridges based on a statistical analysis of past seismic damage is presented. Practical seismic strengthening methods for vulnerable highway bridges are described. Finally, current research efforts for developing seismic inspection and seismic strengthening methods of reinforced concrete bridge piers with termination of main reinforcement at mid-height are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNIST Special Publication
PublisherPubl by Natl Inst of Standards & Technology
Pages91-124
Number of pages34
Edition840
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 4th US-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Disaster Prevention for Lifeline Systems - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: 1991 Aug 191991 Aug 21

Other

OtherProceedings of the 4th US-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Disaster Prevention for Lifeline Systems
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period91/8/1991/8/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kawashima, K., Unjoh, S., & Iida, H. (1992). Seismic inspection and seismic strengthening of highway bridges in Japan. In NIST Special Publication (840 ed., pp. 91-124). Publ by Natl Inst of Standards & Technology.